Employment Lawyer Explains Filing Report of Wrongful Termination or Sexual Harassment
If you are a victim of wrongful termination or sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to know your rights and to reach out for help to a skilled wrongful termination attorney if legal action is necessary. In California, you have one year after the last instance of sexual harassment or after the date of termination to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Note that California is an “at will” state, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for any or no cause. However, this is only relevant as long as the employer did not participate in any unlawful misconduct during the employee’s duration of work for the company. This includes any form of ongoing and unwelcome sexual harassment as well as breaching a signed contract stating the specific terms of employment or firing an employee for any unlawful reason.